October 20, 2011 (Newswire.com) - ARLINGTON, VA - Stateside Associates announced today that Jacob Hegeman, will join the company as Vice President on November 7. He currently serves as National State Liaison at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
Hegeman will provide issue management services to clients and will manage the regulatory practice, which includes the Regulatory ForecastingSM service. In a previous position with Stateside Associates, Hegeman served as Senior Regulatory Counsel. In that capacity he managed the regulatory team and contributed to the firm's consulting work on environmental and natural resource issues. "I look forward to returning to work at Stateside Associates. In my time there I made many lasting connections and it's where I began my career in state government affairs," said Hegeman.
In his role with USDA Hegeman worked closely with state officials on agriculture and natural resource issues. He was brought on-board at the Agency to create and maintain a state government affairs program for which he served as the contact for the 50 State Departments of Agriculture. Hegeman worked alongside Agency leadership and these state partners to improve regulatory processes and enhance communication and coordination on a wide range of animal and plant health issues.
"Jake is a gifted and forward-thinking individual. We know the caliber of his work, and we are all excited for him to return to work at Stateside and apply his immense talents on behalf of our clients," said Constance Campanella, President and CEO of Stateside Associates.
Hegeman earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and his Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School with honors. He travels as often as he can and enjoys alpine skiing.
Stateside Associates is the proven leader in state and local government relations. Since 1988, Stateside Associates has offered clients state, federal and local Issue Management, Legislative Monitoring, Regulatory ForecastingSM, Groups Program Management and Lobbyist Management, all of which are grounded in first-hand knowledge and based on serving clients' unique needs.
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